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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Julie Andrews at 79

Sent in by Shanthy Nalliah Edwards

Julie Andrews at 79.  Enjoy! I am only sending this to friends who are old enough to know who she is.
Julie Andrews Turning 79 - this is hysterical!

To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for a benefit. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'.
Here are the lyrics she used:
(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses, Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,  When the knees go bad,
simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.

Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.


  1. Shanthy
    Thank you for sharing that hilarious, witty and clever parody of that Rogers and Hammerstein classic. Just like the original this is truly a masterpiece. You had a good ear for wit even at Medical College. A blast from the past and Long may it last!!

  2. Shanthy, welcome to the Bloggers comment club! Thanks for reminding us about this Jukie Andrew classic as it becomes more and more relevant to us wiser and more mature adults. Hope to see more of you soon. All the best Speedy

  3. This is priceless! Thanks!

  4. Shanthy,
    This is very clever and funny. I can just imagine her singing it. I am enjoying Sri Lanka at the moment and will be heading back to the cold climates in a week. I will then have to deal with "Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that turn into spring..." It sound romantic, but it really isn't. Looking forward to hearing more from you. All the best, Srianee (Bunter)